ZTE revealed a new device at the IFA trade show following the recent release of its flagship phone, the Axon 7. The Axon 7 Mini is actually a different version of the Axon 7. Apart from its smaller 5.2-inch screen, the Axon 7 Mini looks almost identical to the 5.5-inch Axon 7. Both are equipped with dual front-facing speakers that support Hi-Fi playback and recording and a fingerprint sensor located on the back of the phone, right below the camera.
The fingerprint sensor allows users to unlock the phone as they would naturally hold it in their hand. Charging has also been made easy with a Type C reversible connector.
The Axon 7 Mini and the Axon 7 also share the same aluminum metal unibody and active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display. Both phones run on Androids Marshmallow operating system and have a dual SIM card slot, which allows users to add an extra 128 GB of storage to the Minis original 32GB and the Axon 7s original 64GB.
The Axon 7 Minis 16-megapixel camera is a little less detailed than the Axon 7s 20-MP one, though both phones have an 8-MP front-facing camera. While the Axon 7 Mini comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chip, the Axon 7 runs on Snapdragon 820.
Perhaps the biggest difference is the price. At around US$299, the Axon 7 Mini is about $100 cheaper than its big brother. Those in the U.S. will likely have to wait until October. ZTE says the Axon 7 Mini will not immediately be available through U.S. carriers, but the phone is compatible with 4G LTE service from AT&T and T-Mobile.